Six big games highlight the South Jersey baseball schedule on Tuesday. All the games are at 4 p.m.
NON-PUBLIC SOUTH B FINAL
Gloucester Catholic (29-2) vs. Holy Cross (21-3) at Overbook: The top-ranked Rams will start either senior LHP Cody Brown (10-0) or sophomore RHP Mike Shawaryn (7-0). Junior IF John Brue (eight HR) and junior IF Joe Brooks (eight triples) lead the offense. The Lancers will start senior lefty Jeff Singer (9-1, 72 Ks). Senior C Mark Zagunis (.679, 11 HRs) fuels the attack.
NON-PUBLIC SOUTH A FINAL
St. Augustine Prep (26-3) vs. Paul VI (20-8) at Rowan: Hermits senior RHP Matt Rakus is 8-0 with 65 Ks and 12 walks. Senior OF Ed Charlton is batting .468 with eight HRs. Paul VI often uses a committee of pitchers, but the Eagles lineup is potent behind junior C Ned Kerr (.508), junior IF Paschal Petrongolo (.539, eight HRs), and sophomore OF Nick Gallo (.579).
GROUP 1 STATE SEMIFINAL
Audubon (21-5) vs. Florence (18-2) at Rider: The Green Wave will go with junior LHP Kevin Kraemer (5-2). Senior OF Bret Phillips (.488), senior IF Brian Flacco (.402), senior IF Keith Michalski (eight HRs), and junior C Boomer Wickersham (.575) lead the offense. Florence is led by senior RHP pitcher Jake DeWitt, who is 6-1 with 94 Ks. He's also the Flashes' leading hitter (.615, 46 RBIs, 21 extra-base hits).
GROUP 2 STATE SEMIFINALS
West Deptford (15-11) vs. Governor Livingston (24-6) at Monmouth: Eagles senior RHP Tony Urban, a North Carolina-Asheville recruit, is 6-1. The offense is led by junior IF Tom Jakubowski (.514, eight HRs). Governor Livingston will start junior RHP Joe Graziano (4-2, 3.92), who has committed to St. John's.
GROUP 3 STATE SEMIFINALS
Seneca (14-7) vs. Middletown South (19-8) at Rutgers: Seneca has senior RHP Kevin Comer ready to go. Comer is 4-0 with a 1.67 ERA with 49 Ks in 291/3 IP. Senior IF Ryan Williams (seven HRs) leads the attack. Middletown South will start junior RHP Howie Brey (1.72 ERA, 58 Ks).
GROUP 4 STATE SEMIFINALS
Millville (21-5) vs. Manalapan (22-3) at the College of New Jersey: Millville junior RHP Andrew Biggs is 8-2 with a 2.48 ERA and 86 Ks in 591/3 innings. - Phil Anastasia